Market Overview


  • EUR/USD Lower

    2015 May 22, 2:44pm euro, Futures, Forex, Markets

    EUR/USD is trading at 1.1013, down 0.0095. The pair is trading weak near the session lows during late U.S. forex trading. Market talk about U.S. data has led to some general selling. Chatter about comments by various global economic and monetary policy makers has kept trading active.

  • Wheat, Corn Lower

    2015 May 22, 2:42pm /ZC, corn, Wheat, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Wheat futures settled lower Friday after a choppy trading session. July Chicago Wheat settled at 515 1/4, down 6 3/4 cents. July Kansas City Wheat settled at 546 1/2, down 12 1/4 cents. Corn futures also settled lower on Friday. July Corn settled at 360, down 5 cents. December Corn settled at 377 3...

  • Soybeans Lower

    2015 May 22, 2:41pm /ZS, soybeans, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Soybean futures settled lower on Friday. Trading was weak and some general selling was seen. July Soybeans settled at 924 1/4, down 14 1/4 cents. November Soybeans settled at 907, down 11 1/2 cents. July Soymeal settled at 304.2, up 0.1 and July Soybean Oil settled at 31.64, down 0.61.

  • AUD/USD Extends Losses

    2015 May 22, 2:32pm Australian dollar, Futures, Forex, Markets

    AUD/USD is trading at 0.7812, down 0.0085. The pair has extended the day's losses and is trading near the lows of the session. Trading has been brisk for most of the day. Market chatter about U.S. monetary policy has been making the rounds. Chatter about next week's economic data is just beginning.

  • U.S. Dollar Extends Gains

    2015 May 22, 2:20pm dollar, Dollar Index, Futures, Forex, Markets

    The June U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.28, up 0.95. The U.S. Dollar has firmed a little late in the session and is trading at the highs of the session. Market chatter about next week's U.S. data is starting to make the rounds. On Tuesday U.S. Durable Goods data are due out along with Consumer...

  • Lean Hog Futures Little Changed

    2015 May 22, 2:19pm hogs, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Friday's USDA Hog slaughter was 411,000 head versus 393,000 head a year ago. Lean Hogs traded choppy on Friday after the USDA cold storage report came out. June hogs were trading at 83.87, up 0.10. July Hogs were trading at 83.95 up 0.10. and August Hogs were trading at 83.87, down 0.20. October...

  • Live Cattle Lower

    2015 May 22, 2:18pm cattle, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Friday's USDA Cattle slaughter was 109,000 head versus a year ago at 114,000 head. Live Cattle futures traded range-bound on Friday after the USDA Cattle on Feed report came out. June Live Cattle was trading 152.02, down 0.35 and August Cattle was trading at 150.65, down 0.25. All U.S. Livestock...

  • Cocoa, Sugar Lower

    2015 May 22, 1:49pm /CC, /KC, /SB, cocoa, coffee, cotton, sugar, Futures

    Cocoa futures settled lower on Friday. Trading was slightly choppy ahead of the holiday weekend. July Cocoa settled at 3153, down 10 and September Cocoa settled at 3137, down 12. Sugar futures traded choppy on both sides of unchanged before ending the session weak. July Sugar settled at 12.31, down...

  • USD/CAD Extends Gains

    2015 May 22, 1:47pm Canadian dollar, Futures, Forex, Markets

    USD/CAD is trading at 1.2312, up 0.0115. The pair has extended the session gains during choppy trading. Market chatter about next week's Bank of Canada Monetary policy rate decision on Wednesday is making the rounds. Lower energy prices have led to a little buying. Market talk about U.S. data and...

  • S&P 500 Index Futures Trading Lower In Quiet Session

    2015 May 22, 11:40am AAPL, INDU, JNJ, Pre-market outlook, SPY, Futures, Technicals, Intraday Update

    em>Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show. S&P 500 index futures were trading lower by three points at 2125 in Friday's session. In quiet pre-holiday trading, the index has been confined to an eight point trading range. Off...

  • Live Cattle Little Changed Ahead Of USDA Data

    2015 May 22, 10:57am cattle, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    The USDA will release its monthly Cattle on Feed and cold storage reports today at 12:00 p.m. ET. Live Cattle futures are little changed during early trading on Friday. June Live Cattle is trading at 152.20, down 0.17. August Cattle is trading at 150.75, down 0.15. October cattle is trading at 152....

  • Lean Hogs Little Changed Ahead Of USDA Data

    2015 May 22, 10:55am hogs, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    The USDA will release its monthly cold storage report today at 12:00 p.m. ET. Trading is choppy and range-bound. June Hogs are trading at 83.82, up 0.02. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.87, up 0.5 and October Lean hogs are trading at 73.80, down 0.12.

  • Corn Moves Lower

    2015 May 22, 10:43am corn, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    July Corn is trading at 361 1/4, down 3 3/4 cents. December Corn is trading at 378 1/2, down 3 3/4 cents. Market talk about good growing weather and some chatter about currency values has led to some selling on Friday after a firm open. U.S. agricultural futures are closed Monday in observance of...

  • Wheat Moves Down

    2015 May 22, 10:32am Wheat, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Wheat Futures have moved lower on the session erasing some early gains. July Chicago Wheat is trading at 518, down 4 cents. July Kansas City Wheat is trading at 554 1/2, down 3 1/4 cents. Chatter about weather and currency values has kept traders active during a choppy pre-holiday trading session.

  • N.Y. Coffee Little Lower

    2015 May 22, 10:25am sugar, Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Coffee futures are trading lower Friday after showing some early gains. July Coffee is trading at 126.85, down 1.60. September Coffee is trading at 129.75, down 1.50. Market talk about a large Coffee crop out Brazil and other Southern Hemisphere countries continues to keep sellers active on rallies.